Sunday, 19 April 2009

The Secret

Remember me harping on about the Second Trimester energy boost and how it clearly must just be pure pregnancy propaganda to keep us poor pregnant souls going through the arduous First Trimester?

I have now unearthed the beautiful secret.

This is the magical key to the much desired energy boost.

Pack up offspring in car and go to your mothers house.

Enjoy the fact that in her own house she is primarily responsible for all cooking and cleaning.

Revel in the joy that she doesn't get to see her grandson's as often as she'd like so is more than happy to entertain them while you rest.

Wonder how on earth you were blessed with such a great mother in the first place when she gets up at 7am with the kids and encourages you to sleep until 11am.

Yep 11am. Like you're 15 again.

Leave 4 days later feeling completely refreshed but slightly devastated that it's over and normality ensues.

Thanks Mum, we had a wonderful visit. I may well be returning.

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16 lovely comments:

Jen said...

Sleeping in until 11am sounds absolutely heavenly. I need to book a stay at your mom's house. ;)

LadyFi said...

Lucky you! Will your mum adopt me?

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

We built a house right beside my mom! Free babysitting,home cooked meals, pampering and knowing that the person who loves your children almost as much as you do is so close by is priceless!!

Perhaps you should consider moving?! :)

Anna said...

MY mum is exactly the same - I'm going in July for 2 weeks! Lucky me!

EmmaP said...

I love times like this! I am glad you got some rest!

The White House said...

Isn't it the best? That is how Caleb's parents are and I LOOOOOOOOVE them (and the much needed rest).

Back to reality. Ha!

Saskia said...

How wonderful! Your mum sounds so great! Mine is too... whenever I go round there now she never lets me do anything :)

x

Susan said...

Pregnant or not, that sounds and is fantastic!
My mom does that for me too and she comes to my house.
Hope you get to enjoy that again soon!

Science PhD Mom said...

Sounds heavenly! I hope I get that treatment myself in July! Of course, I will have a newborn to care for, but one can hope for some little luxuries.

Wendy said...

My Mom lives down the street from me but your post is making me want to move in with her this weekend! Glad you had fun.

Claire said...

My mum lives too close. I think I shall move away. Just so I can have these respite visits...

Hope you're keeping ok...

Beeswax said...

My Mom lives in town and I don't get this kind of treatment. Is an unfair world.

And second trimester is better for me cause about week 16, I go from barfing 8 times a day to only 2. Is wonderful!

Vashey Fam said...

I just left my parent's yesterday and it was lovely!

Krystyn said...

Oh, that sounds fabulous! My mom lives too far away for something that grand.

the rogers blog said...

Hi honey, Not checked in on your blogg for ages but loving it again. It makes me wanna get back on with my own!!
Wish I cold come over for a well earned rest but the plane ticket would bankrupt us right now!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Oh! Just the thought of it!!!

Next time, PLEASE take me with you! :)